This bio-pic is a restrained presentation of the "equal but separate" status of Blacks in the United States against the backdrop of the Space Race of the early 1960s. This movie is at best a summary of the lives of the Black female 'calculators' presented in detail in the book (recommended reading). The movie is as much a patriotic account of the come-from-behind effort of the Americans to overcome the Russians in space "firsts". Was it a mistake, by the movie's producer, that the Mission Director is shown removing the "Colored Women Only" sign (presumably outside the washroom in the West Computing Group building) rather than the "White Women Only" sign outside the washroom in the Space Mission building?

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